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(Phys.org) —Summer may be on us (at least in the northern hemisphere) but scientists are still busy conducting research, particularly at the Large Hadron Collider as physicists detect process even rarer than the long-sought Higgs particle—after two years of study they've found evidence of a process that can be used to test the mechanism involved where the Higgs imparts mass to other particles. Also, another team has found that entanglement between particle and wave-like states of light resembles Schrodinger's cat experiment. They found a way to entangle a particle wave and a photon creating a new type of qubit that might be useful for quantum computing and which might also be the closest analogy of Schrödinger's Gedankenexperiment realized so far. Another group working on a test of equivalence principle searches for effects of spin-gravity coupling—they used a quantum sensor to investigate gravitational interaction to test the equivalence principle by comparing the gravitational interaction for a bosonic particle to that of a fermionic particle.
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) New studies being launched by neurobiologist Luke Remage-Healey at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will investigate how estrogens produced in the brains of young birds enhance their ability to learn songs during a critical window during development. This period has a parallel to universal language development in human children.
(Wiley) By tracking hybrids between songbird species, investigators have found that migration routes are under genetic control and could be preventing interbreeding. The research, which is published in Ecology Letters, was conducted using geolocators that, like GPS, record the position of a bird and allow its long distance movement to be tracked.
The United States on Friday opened the way to offshore oil and gas exploration in the Atlantic Ocean, authorizing the controversial use of sonic cannons for seismic surveys.
A 10-year-old boy suffered from ear pain and hearing problems for years before doctors were finally able to crack the case.
Graeme Shannon, a postdoctoral behavioral ecologist at Colorado State University, studied how prairie dogs coped with the loud sounds of traffic. The findings are important for people who manage noise pollution.
A documentary captures people with dementia reconnecting to emotions and lost memories through music
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The Obama administration is reopening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil and gas exploration, announcing final approval Friday of sonic cannons that can pinpoint energy deposits deep beneath the ocean floor.
(Phys.org) —Has a persistent noise ever kept you awake at night? Well it isn't just you. Scientists at The University of Nottingham have had the same problem with quantum technologies.
Scientists have developed a highly advanced bird song decoder, which can automatically identify the call of a vast variety of birds.
At a hearing on the future of federal research investment, a science magazine editor and three noted scientists asked the U.S. Senate to support basic research
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Perimeter Associate Faculty member Matthew Johnson and his colleagues are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a fanciful tale, firmly into the realm of testable science.
Scientists are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a fanciful tale, firmly into the realm of testable science. Never mind the Big Bang; in the beginning was the vacuum. The vacuum simmered with energy (variously called dark energy, vacuum energy, the inflation field, or the Higgs field). Like water in a pot, this high energy began to evaporate -- bubbles formed.
Scientists have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike.
A new method of decoding bird songs from large sets of recordings could help both expert and amateur bird-watchers identify which birds are present, researchers say.
Experts told a Senate hearing Wednesday that key American national-security space missions could be delayed by four to six years if Russia decides to cut off its supply of RD-180 rocket engines.
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike.
(Queen Mary, University of London) Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike.
Released in 2010, Microsoft's Kinect was designed as an add-on for Microsoft gaming consoles. But thanks to amateur Windows developers, it has since then been used for applications as varied as musical performance and analyzing CAT scans. What innovations will developers think up for this new version?
Yahoo's hopes for renewed stardom on the Internet stage are being pinned on a song.